foot pain/toe numbness


I am a runner, and recently have noticed that my toes on my left foot go numb. Its the ring toe, and pinky one.

My mom had morton’s neruomas, I am wondering if I inharited them, but not sure, as the pain/ numbness occur when riding stationary bike, or using ellipitcal.

I also have pain in those toes.

What could it be?

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question.

    Neuromas in the foot are actually more common than people suspect; they are just not symptomatic in all patients. A Morton’s neuroma is found in between the 4th and 5th toes and often presents with pain or numbness in the 4th and 5th toes.

    The neuroma can also give the sensation of stepping on a people or fold in the sock. There are various treatments for neuromas including injections, orthotics, shoe modification and surgical excision. If your pain persists I would see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and recommend the appropriate treatment.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

  2. HS

    I am having the same thing – left foot, bottom of foot between the 4th and 5th baby toes (its right under the toes on the padded part of foot) feels numb and/or tingly all the time – worse/or more noticeable when walking/standing. Getting concerned – not sure what it could be. I have had issues with plantar fasciitis in both heels not too long ago as well (several times over the years). If anyone knows what this could be let me know. Thanks

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